Visa-free travelling for South Africans

20 January 2015

"Not all those who wander are lost." wrote J.R.R. Tolkien in The Fellowship of the Ring. This is indeed true for the wondering traveller - those seeking to broaden their horizons and experience what the world has to offer the senses. If you are a South African sojourner you can do so without, the sometimes pesky, visa applications. The South African passport has been growing stronger over the years and we have access to quite a number of visa-free countries when travelling.

A simple Google search will produce a long list of countries South Africans can enter without visas. Looking for an exotic getaway? Why not venture to the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Mauritius or Seychelles? If the pulsing home continent is an inviting destination, head off to Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, or Senegal. Basically the whole of South America offers visa-free entry with a few countries requiring you to purchase a visa upon arrival. The Far East also beckons with Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand all wavering visa requirements for South Africans.

You can even check out this nifty infographic about where the South African passport can take you, how it compares to some other countries' passports and what South Africans think about visas.

With your BMP Membership, you get access to more than 4000 resorts worldwide by means of our affiliation with iExchange. Simply bank your week(s) in exchange for iExchange iPoints (their unique currency) and pay the low exchange fee. You can use your Exchange iPoints to book at any of the 160 local or 4000 international resorts in the BMP network. All you need is sufficient Exchange Credits to cover your booking. To view all the great holiday resorts in the BMP network, visit our Resort Directory and find the perfect holiday spot for you. You can then call one of our Consultants to make the booking for you.

We look forward to sending you on your next great adventure!